A Rich Food Heritage  – and a History that Stretches back over a millennium

The Attyflin Estate near Patrickswell, Co. Limerick is set on over 250 acres and boasts a rich food production heritage and a colourful history that stretches back over a millennium.

The Estate has perhaps been best known through the centuries for its historic associations with prominent Irish and Ango-Irish family dynasties such as the OBriens and Westropps.

The name ‘Attyflin, as directly linked to the House and Estate, originates from the mid 16th century. In 1540, one of the OBriens (Flann) is reputed to have had a residence and castle at the site, giving rise to the name Attyflin – in Irish ‘Ait Ti Flainn’, or ‘the site of Flanns house’.

Attyflin has a proud record in agri-business for well over 500 years. Quality fruit, vegetables, cereal, beef and lamb were produced on the Estate by various proprietors over that period.

Attyflin today

On acquiring the Attyflin Estate in 2002, the OConnell family commenced an intensive land refurbishment campaign, with a phased plan to plant out Attyflin Estate’s 40,000 hardwood trees and in more recent years, the walled garden and commercial apple orchards have also been planted out.

Thanks to extensive travel over the past number of years and in particular visiting centres of excellence in the South Tyrol region in Italy, the Attyflin Estate owners have gained an insight into best practices in the agri/food tourism industries.

Today the Attyflin Estate produces top class apple crops which are used in the production of award winning natural fruit beverages, apple cider vinegars, preserves and chutneys  available in a wide range of stockists in Ireland.

The opportunity of utilising Attyflin Estate to continue the traditions of its rich food heritage, its natural surroundings and its historic buildings, is the basis for todays vision for the Estate:  Grow – Process – Supply – Customer Experience.

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